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PA depicts a world without Israel
Future: A world without Israel
PA depicts a world without Israel
The Palestinian Authority makes no attempt to educate its people towards peace and coexistence with Israel. On the contrary, from every possible platform it repeatedly rejects Israel's right to exist, presents the conflict as a religious battle for Islam, depicts the establishment of Israel as an act of imperialism, and perpetuates a picture of the Middle East, both verbally and visually, in which Israel does not exist at all. Israel's destruction is said to be both inevitable and a Palestinian obligation.

The following description of Israel's founding in a Palestinian schoolbook represents the dominant dogma about Israel:

"Palestine’s war ended with a catastrophe that is unprecedented in history, when the Zionist gangs stole Palestine … and established the so-called State of Israel."
[Arabic Language, Analysis, Literature and Criticism, grade 12, p. 104]
 
This official PA map of "Palestine” was broadcast on PA TV in September 2011. The map includes both the PA areas and all of Israel (excluding the Golan Heights) wrapped in the Palestinian flag - a symbol of Palestinian sovereignty over the whole area - and has a key through it, symbolizing ownership. Similar maps presenting all of Israel as "Palestine" appear in Palestinian schoolbooks and are shown regularly on PA TV.
Future: A world without Israel
The PA promises its people that in the future, the State of Israel will be completely erased and replaced by a State of Palestine. A Fatah member of Palestinian parliament, Najat Abu Bakr, told PA TV that the PA supports and adopts the “stages plan.” To the world, the PA claims that the Palestinians seek the West Bank and Gaza Strip, when in fact the goal is all of Israel: “It doesn’t mean that we don’t want the 1948 borders, but in our current political program we say we want a state on the 1967 borders.” [PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 25, 2008]

Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki reiterated this position on Al-Jazeera TV:
“It is impossible to realize the inspiring idea or the great goal in one stroke… Israel will come to an end… If I say that I want to remove it from existence, this will be great, great, [but] it is hard. This is not a [stated] policy. You can't say it to the world. You can say it to yourself.” [Al-Jazeera TV, Sept. 23, 2011]

The following words from a song on official PA TV, which started to appear in 2012, expresses longing for the day that Jaffa, Acre, Haifa and the Galilee, all in Israel, will be part of “my country” (“Palestine”) where all cities would be accessible "with no borders":
"I wish I could enter my country with no borders...
I will go about in Bethlehem and in Al-Aqsa [Mosque], which is held captive...
I do not forget Jenin or Nablus, and the Galilee
I do not forget you, Jaffa…
To Jerusalem, to Ramle, to Acre, to Haifa, oh Lord...
I wish I could enter my country with no borders." [PA TV (Fatah), Feb. 9, 2012]

The PA’s using culture to long for the destruction of Israel is not new. Many examples can be seen in this section below, including a music video, which aired on official PA TV from 2007 – 2009 and promises the liberation of “Palestine,” listing numerous Israeli cities as “Palestine”:
"We will liberate the Land of the religions … Palestine is Arab in history and identity… From Jerusalem and Acre, from Haifa and Jericho and Gaza and Ramallah, from Bethlehem and Jaffa, Be'er Sheba and Ramle, and from Nablus to the Galilee, from Tiberias to Hebron.”
 
Finally, the newest PA schoolbooks teach that "Palestine will be liberated by its men, its women, its young ones and its elderly." [Arabic Language and the Science of Language, grade 12, p. 44]
Hamas official: The Israeli cities of Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Lod and Ramle will become part of “Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 14, 2012
     "Minister of the Interior [in the Hamas government], Fathi Hamad, said that there is no peace with secularism, and that there will be no rule but the rule of Islam. During the ceremony marking the first graduating class from the police academy in Gaza, Hamad said: 'There is no peace with secularism. Peace is first and foremost with Allah, and thereafter with Jihad, with resistance, with the people, and with the Martyrs (Shahids).' He added, 'We support the home front in Gaza, which is the bridgehead for the liberation of Palestine. We declare that anyone who has settled in our land by force, should plan to leave.' He added, 'The land of Palestine will agree to accept only pure soldiers,' and noted that some of the officers of this graduating class would go on to become police commanders in Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Lod and Ramle."
Alleged CIA report predicts end of Israel by 2022, and PA TV host prays for it to be true 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 12, 2012
Palestinian Authority TV interview with Syrian journalist Al-Bujayrami:
Al-Bujayrami: "What I'm going to say, no one has ever heard. A report was submitted by the American Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, to former US President Clinton. It was written on the report: 'Eyes only.' 'Eyes only' means for the president's eyes only. No one else is allowed to see it."
PA TV host: "Top secret."
Al-Bujayrami: "It's more classified than 'top secret.' ... The CIA says [in this report]: 'If things continue as they are, we don't think that Israel will continue to exist after the year 2022...'"
PA TV host: "By Allah, from your mouth to Allah!"
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PA TV broadcasts song calling for Palestinians to “stab… the chest of the thief (i.e., Israel) like a falcon” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 31, 2012
PA TV program For You shows the Graves of Martyrs (Shahids). PA TV chose to play the following song in the background:
"Our brother has returned;
Oh eye – do not spill tears for him.
He returned on the shoulders of his friends and people who love him.
The brother has returned;
Oh mother – make sounds of joy;
The blood of this Martyr is a debt that we must repay."

PA TV host (talking about her uncle, who is a prisoner): "I remember, at this time, 20 years ago, when we knew that at that very time, at those very moments, you were injured, and in a state of clinical death, as a result of the heroic operation that you carried out."
Brother of prisoner Muayyad Hijja: "His action, his struggle, and his imprisonment, represent our pride, and we are always proud of him"
Photograph of the terrorist is shown, with the inscription: "Leader who carried out the Eilat operation."
Photographs of prisoner Hijja. PA TV chose to play the following song in the background:
"Don't agree to the facts on the ground; don't forget the color of blood. Whoever dies while defending [the land] will be embraced by the arms of the land. Emerge from the cannons like the bullet of a revolution. Pay no heed: stab and burst the chest of the thief, like a falcon."

Note: In May 1992, a group of terrorists, including Muayyad Hijja, came from Jordan to Eilat to carry out a terrorist attack that killed one Israeli. Muayyad Hijja was captured and given two life sentences in prison.
PA daily op-ed expresses hope for Israel's destruction 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2012
Op-ed published in the official PA daily published on May 15, the anniversary of the founding of the modern state of Israel:
     "For 64 years we have not forgotten the light breeze of the Galilee, we have not forgotten the hymn of life in Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Arabic translation of Tel Aviv, to wrongly imply the existence of an Arab village of that name prior to Tel Aviv), we have not forgotten the fragrance of the narcissus on the slopes of the Carmel. We remember you, all of Palestine. As long as we remain far from you, you are present within us as pain and sorrow, until we return to you, oh Haifa, Acre, and Jaffa, all of historical Palestine, so that life will return within us, and life will return within you, and all the temporary ones [Israelis] will go away. May their theory collapse, may their independence collapse, and may Palestine come back to life."
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PA daily article calls for a modern-day Saladin to push “the invaders” (Israelis) out of “Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2012
Article by Bader Maki in the sports pages:
     "What about you, oh Arabs who prohibit [visiting Jerusalem] and accuse [those who visit] of treason? Such isolation you impose on us, in facing those who have newly appeared upon the face of the earth [the Israelis], those who continue, day and night, with their measures to Judaize Jerusalem, to empty it of its original inhabitants, and to establish settlements – and at the very time that the settlers are rioting everywhere in our land, and cutting down the holy olive trees…
The Hebrew entity fears the Arab Spring, because it will lose some of the rulers who maintained normalization with it. But the Arab street supports the bearers of the historical [Palestinian] cause, and our nation's dream of establishing our independent state with Jerusalem as its capital… Come, Arabs, to Jerusalem… Come to Palestine in order to emphasize its Arabness and its authenticity. Here, the descendants of Saladin from Kurdistan are arriving in Palestine. By my life, we need a leader like that Kurdish Muslim leader, to tell the invaders, 'Get out!'"
PA daily calls Israel “occupied Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 27, 2012
Headline: "International Al-Quds Institute calls for broad participation in Global March to Jerusalem"
     "…Activities will include processions that will set off from the countries surrounding Palestine - [those] in which it is permissible to hold marches – in the direction of the closest point to the borders of occupied Palestine, with a message to the Israeli occupation and to the entire world, that the Arab and Islamic nation and free people in the world will spare no efforts and will expel the occupation from Jerusalem and from all of Palestine."
PA minister wants the "liberation of all of Palestine" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 9, 2012
Headline: "Attended by ministers and MP's – central rally in Burqin to show solidarity with prisoner Hana Shalabi"
     "The women of Palestine marked March 8 with a central rally, attended by a group of released female prisoners from the various districts of the West Bank. Participating in the events were Minister of Women's Affairs, Rabiha Dhiab; Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake; Minister of Social Affairs, Majida Al-Masri… and representatives from the territories occupied in 1948…
Al-Masri sharply condemned the Israel Prison Services for its violations against the [hunger striking] prisoner Shalabi...[Al-Masri] said, 'We will expose the immoral policy of the occupation... We demand of everyone [Fatah and Hamas] to push ahead with reconciliation and to end the state of division, so that we will be able to stand against the occupation, to halt its activities against our prisoners, and to turn to the struggle for the liberation of Palestine – all of Palestine.'"

Note: Hana Shalabi was released in the Gilad Shalit exchange deal in 2011, but was later rearrested and kept in administrative detention. When she went on a hunger strike, she was expelled to the Gaza Strip.
“We want to remove Israel…all of Palestine is ours,” says man on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 2, 2012
PA TV program about how to help Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The words of a man from the Al-Amari refugee camp show how Palestinians have adopted the PA message of elimination of Israel being the ultimate goal: 

     "We must unite, because we want a state, we want to remove Israel; that's how the country is (i.e., should be.) Palestine is the [Mediterranean] sea and the [Jordan] river, all of Palestine is ours. Don't talk to me about ‘67 or ‘48… We must declare our state on the entire land of Palestine. Don't talk to me about ‘67, about West Jerusalem and East Jerusalem."
PA TV host: Israel “will not forever belong to the Jews… it will not remain theirs forever” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 14, 2012
PA TV program In a Fighter's Home visits the home of writer Mahmoud Nassar
PA TV host (speaking from a well that provided water for the Arabs of Sajra, in the Galilee):
     "We are writing here 'Returning', and Allah willing, we will return to our land and come back to it. I say to you: 'Hello, Abu Arab,' [reference to poet named Ibrahim Muhammad Salah, originally from Sajra] and I say to you, 'Allah willing, we will return to our land, which connects us with our ancestors. We are returning, Abu Arab; the Palestinians who are dispersed in foreign lands, wherever they are, are returning.' I am also writing here: 'Returning', and I'm writing my name, [to say] that I came here, and we are returning, Allah willing."
As she comes up out of the well, the host says: 'Now we'll see approximately how many dunams [of land] the Israelis stole: 7800 [dunams]."
At the end of the program, the host stands next to a Christ's Thorn Jujube tree and says: "Allah willing, this land will not forever belong to the Jews who took us out – (host corrects herself) the Zionists, because thus far we are still able to live with them, but the Zionists want to erase our existence from Palestine altogether, forever ("dum" in Arabic is the name of the tree and also means “forever”) Allah willing, it will not remain theirs forever."
Hamas leader Haniyeh: Hamas’ goal is “from the sea to the river,” meaning all of Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 13, 2012
During Hamas leader Haniyeh's visit to Iran, Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei insulted Arafat for reasons related to the Oslo Accords. Haniyeh did not respond to this insult.
     "In a press release published yesterday, Fatah spokesman Ahmed Asaf denounced … the 'lies uttered by the Iranian [Ayatollah] Khamenei concerning the eternal Martyr (Shahid), Yasser Arafat, in the presence of Ismail Haniyeh.' …
Haniyeh responded to Ayatollah Khamenei and emphasized that Hamas' aim is still to act 'for the liberty of all Palestinians, from the [Mediterranean] sea to the [Jordan] river', and that it refuses peace talks."
Fatah official: "Israel is detined to vanish, Allah willing" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 9, 2012
Celebration of 47th anniversary of the establishment of Fatah and the beginning of the Palestinian revolution. Broadcast from Jerusalem, possibly edited.
     Omar Shalabi, secretary of Fatah’s Jerusalem branch: "On this anniversary we recall the Martyrs (Shahids) of the revolution and the Martyrs of the [Fatah] Central Committee... We renew the promise to Haifa, Jaffa, and Nazareth. Palestine, and all of Palestine, will remain alive in our hearts. We will continue to act and to be people of Ribat (religious conflict/war defending Islamic land) upon this land, until Allah implements his word… Thus, according to the Quran’s verdict, according to Allah’s verdict, Israel is destined to vanish, Allah willing.'" 
Hamas leader Haniyeh: Armed resistance is path, Palestine is from the sea to the river 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Dec. 14, 2011
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh:
     "We say today, explicitly, so it cannot be explained otherwise, that the armed resistance and the armed struggle are the path and the strategic choice for liberating the Palestinian land, from the [Mediterranean] sea to the [Jordan] river, and for the expulsion of the invaders and usurpers [Israel] from the blessed land of Palestine. The Hamas movement will lead Intifada after Intifada until we liberate Palestine - all of Palestine, Allah willing. Allah Akbar and praise Allah. We say with transparency and in a clear manner, that Palestinian reconciliation - and all sides must know this - cannot come at the expense of [our] principles, at the expense of the resistance. These principles are absolute and cannot be disputed: Palestine - all of Palestine - is from the sea to the river. We won't relinquish one inch of the land of Palestine. The involvement of Hamas at any stage with the interim objective of liberation of [only[ Gaza, the West Bank, or Jerusalem, does not replace its strategic view concerning Palestine and the land of Palestine."
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Hamas leader: “You [Israel] will be brought out of Palestine – all of Palestine… We will annihilate your existence” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2011
     "In a speech entitled 'At Your Command, Jerusalem' which he delivered at the Sixth Conference to Maintain the Principles [held] yesterday, [senior Hamas member] Al-Zahar said: 'We state explicitly and in the clearest manner […] to anyone concerned – he must know that we are the resistance program which will not cast down its weapons until all of Palestine is liberated.'
He added that he is talking about all 'forms of the resistance known to this period and all periods.' He emphasized, 'We are altogether convinced that we will restore all of our land, from Rosh Hanikra (i.e., in Northern Israel) to Rafiah (i.e., southern part of the Gaza Strip), and we will join the enterprise of our glorious nation in order to realize its tremendous cultural enterprise.'
He added, 'We say to Israel - just as these prisoners [freed in the recent prisoner exchange deal] were brought out of prison, so you will be brought out of Palestine – all of Palestine… Know, Zionists, in every country in which you find yourselves: You will not extinguish the eternal oil lamp of Jerusalem, nor will you silence the sound of the [church] bells and the minarets (…) [Rather,] it is we who will annihilate your existence."
Poem in youth magazine "Zayzafuna" promises the liberation of "Palestine" 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Dec. 1, 2011
"From behind the prison bars,
From behind the prison cells of torture, a cry -
They cried, 'Forgive us, oh Palestine,
We have responded your cry and your request,
But we were unable to answer to your hope for victory and for liberation.
Do you know why?
Because your enemy betrayed us
Because your enemy imprisoned us
Because your enemy made us taste bitterness.
But don't worry, don't worry, oh Palestine,
Because pain on your behalf is light, even though our children are waiting for our return every celebration and holiday.
But don't worry Palestine,
We will liberate you
We will respond to your request and your call.
You will be liberated by our hand,
Our promise, promise, promise, oh Palestine.'"

Note: Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. PMW’s book Deception includes a chapter on Zayzafuna. Following PMW’s exposure of Hitler glorification in the February 2011 issue, UNESCO halted its funding of the magazine. View UNESCO’s statement and PMW's bulletin on the December 2011 issue of the magazine.
Essay in PA-funded youth mag lauds Arafat for promising "liberation of all the Palestinian land... without compromise" 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Dec. 1, 2011
     "Yasser Arafat, the eternal leader... In his youth, destiny had him move to beloved Egypt, where he completed his university education. But the pictures from his youth that were engraved in his memory and what he had heard about Britain and the wild Zionist gangs who were maltreating and torturing the people of Palestine, awakened his burning nationalist feelings. He hurried with a group of friends to establish armed units of struggle (i.e., Fatah terror organization), and to declare its eruption with lighting the first spark, doing the first action (i.e., terror attack) in the depths of Zionist territory which shook up all their cobweb-homes... And he told the entire world that we will struggle in all ways, revolutionary and peaceful, until the liberation of all the Palestinian land, without bargaining, without compromise on any of our legal rights."

Note: Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. PMW’s book Deception includes a chapter on Zayzafuna. Following PMW’s exposure of Hitler glorification in the February 2011 issue, UNESCO halted its funding of the magazine. View UNESCO’s statement and PMW's bulletin on the December 2011 issue of the magazine.
Children's drawing in youth magazine shows map of Israel with dagger through it 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Dec. 1, 2011
Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA.The December 2011 issue of the magazine included a drawing of a map of Israel with a dagger being thrust through it. The number "194" and the letters "UN" in the drawings refer to the PA's bid in September to become the 194th member state of the UN.
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Note: Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. PMW’s book Deception includes a chapter on Zayzafuna. Following PMW’s exposure of Hitler glorification in the February 2011 issue, UNESCO halted its funding of the magazine. View UNESCO’s statement and PMW's bulletin on the December 2011 issue of the magazine.
Hamas Foreign Minister: Palestinian state must be achieved “on every inch of ground” 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Oct. 21, 2011
Speaker of Friday sermon in refugee camp in Gaza: Foreign Minister of Hamas government, Mahmoud Al-Zahar. In the audience: prisoners released in the Shalit deal.
     Al-Zahar
[speaking of Palestinian request for statehood recognition at the UN]: "We are in favor of achieving a state, but upon every inch of ground. Without relinquishing a single piece of of land. If their efforts [Abbas’ and the PA’s] lead to [a state within] the '67 borders, then let us cooperate up until that stage. But the '67 borders are not our borders. Our borders are well-known, and moreover, our borders are greater than Palestine."
Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: Goal is end of Israel, but "you can't say that to the world" 
Source: Al-Jazeera TV, Sept. 23, 2011
     "The agreement is based on the borders of June 4 [1967]. While the agreement is on the borders of June 4, the President [Mahmoud Abbas] understands, we understand, and everyone knows that it is impossible to realize the inspiring idea, or the great goal in one stroke. If Israel withdraws from Jerusalem, if Israel uproots the settlements, 650,000 settlers, if Israel removes the (security) fence - what will be with Israel? Israel will come to an end. If I say that I want to remove it from existence, this will be great, great, [but] it is hard. This is not a [stated] policy. You can't say it to the world. You can say it to yourself."
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PA TV documentary: Arab homes will be built at Western Wall, Jews praying there are "sin and filth" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 10, 2011
     "They [Israelis] know for certain that our [Palestinian] roots are deeper than their false history. We, from the balcony of our home, look out over [Islamic] holiness and on sin and filth (Jews' praying at Western Wall) in an area that used to have [Arab] people and homes. We are drawing our new maps. When they [Israelis] disappear from the picture, like a forgotten chapter in the pages of our city's history, we will build it anew (residential area). The Mughrabi Quarter will be built here (on the Western Wall Plaza)."
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Note: This video originally aired Sept. 10, 2010, the Jewish New Year.
PA TV host hopes that Israel "will not continue to exist" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 8, 2011
PA TV program In a Fighter's Home visits the Lower Galilee.
     PA TV host: "This is the Jujube tree (in Arabic: 'dum'). We eat its fruit. (The Arabic name for the tree is derived from the word meaning "to survive," "to persist"). When we say 'dum' it means something that will continue to exist; in other words, something that we love and is dear to us will continue to exist and will remain.
But our land, Allah willing, will not continue to exist for the Jews who expelled us, the Zionists. We and the Jews have not, so far, managed to live together. The Zionists want to erase our existence from Palestine. The 'dum' tree (i.e., metaphorically, 'existence'), Allah willing, will not continue to exist for them."
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